Conversations on Church governance continue

Teresa Brierley, Fr Orm Rush and Bishop Shane Mackinlay (Supplied)

“Synodality and co-responsibility” is the theme for Catholic Religious Australia’s second online conversation exploring The Light from the Southern Cross report on Church governance.

To be held on November 1, the event aims to provide an opportunity for reflection and engagement with the report at a significant time in Church history and in light of the Plenary Council.

Australian Catholic University associate professor Fr Orm Rush, moderator for the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese’s synod working party Teresa Brierley and Plenary Council vice-president Bishop Shane Mackinlay will participate in the conversation.

“My hope is that the Plenary Council will show prophetic courage, not only in its reform of the Church’s inner life, but also in the way it addresses the urgent issues facing Australia and the world,” Fr Rush.

The speaker presentations will be followed by a series of interactive group discussions and speaker responses, which will open the way for questions and for group and individual reflection.

The first conversation in the series was held in July, with about 150 people from across Australia logging on for the conversation on “ Mission and Church”.

CRA national executive director Anne Walker said the conversation series “seeks to be personally formative – a catalyst for change and renewal that leads us towards a transformed Church, changed and revitalised through our hearts, words and actions”.)

Details:Synodality & Co-Responsibility.


Synodality and Co Responsibility - a Catalyst for Conversation that Leads to Renewed Hearts and Minds (CRA)

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